Thomas won't change despite goal gaffe

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins can only look through the meshing at the puck inside his net after...

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins can only look through the meshing at the puck inside his net after the wrap around winner by Alexandre Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks during overtime period action in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, June 4 2011. (ERIC BOLTE/QMI AGENCY)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:37 PM ET

A guy lets in one overtime goal...

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas got caught out of the net playing his aggressive style in Game 2, leading to the winner by Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows just 11 seconds into the extra period.

When the Bruins landed here Sunday, it was like everything Thomas has accomplished so far this season -- he's a favourite for the Vezina Trophy -- has been forgotten.

He was asked, in light of the Burrows goal, if he would consider making adjustments.

"No. I have a pretty good idea of how to play goalie," said the 37-year-old. "I'm not going to be taking suggestions or advice at this time. I'm just going to keep playing the way I have."

Bruins coach Claude Julien said anybody pointing fingers at Thomas as the reason the Bruins lost and trail this Stanley Cup final 2-0 going into Game 3 Monday is looking in the wrong place.

"To me he's a Vezina Trophy winner. We are here right now because of his contribution, which has been really good. For us to be sitting here having to answer those kind of questions is ridiculous to me. He's won a Vezina Trophy already, as I mentioned. He's probably going to win one this year, in my mind anyway, for what he's done.

"(Saturday) he made some unbelievable saves to keep us in the game. So if we want to focus on that last goal, which I think a lot of other players could have done a better job, I think it's focusing on the wrong thing."

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